Hawks Beat Keuka

Bloodhounds Win Tip-Off Tournament
Release Date:
November 20, 2010
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Hamburg, NYJerome Alexander (Brooklyn, NY/Elmont) tallied 32 points and 5 rebounds to propel John Jay Criminal Justice College (3-0) to a championship with a 93-77 victory over Morrisville State (1-2) in the Hilbert College Tip-Off Tournament November 20.  Hilbert (1-2) captured third place with a 61-54 victory over Keuka College to earn their first win in 2010.

Morrisville trailed John Jay College of Criminal Justice by 22 points at the end of the first half but turned things around after intermission.   Alexander was 13-18 from the field, went 6-9 from the charity stripe and dished 4 assists for John Jay, while first year teammate Jamar Harry (Brooklyn, NY/George Westinghouse) contributed 18 points, grabbed 10 boards, and passed for 5 assists. Morrisville’s key player was Hodges Sneed (Syracuse, NY/Onondaga), who had a spectacular game with 30 points, 13 rebounds and went 8-13 at the foul line. 

In the consolation game, Hilbert took a 32 – 21 advantage into the locker room at half time and held on in the final minute of play to secure the victory. The Hawks did the little things by winning the battle of the boards, 50-40 (out numbering Keuka by 10 on the offensive glass) and committing fewer turnovers which gave them additional scoring opportunities. Roman Brown (Buffalo, NY/South Park) finished with his first double double (17 points, 10 rebounds) but it was Dan McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) who led all scorers with 20 points (7-12 FG, 6-8 FT) and a team-high 5 assists for the day.

Keuka (0-3) worked hard for 40 minutes, but didn’t have enough support off the bench to get it done.   The Storm was led by freshman player Putter Brown (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) with his 18 points and 7 rebounds.   Keuka was hurt when Diamond Booker left the game after only ten minutes of play due to an injury; no other player scored more than 8 points for the visitors.

Making the 2010 All-Tournament team were Dan McFarland (Hilbert), Putter Brown (Keuka), Hodges Sneed (Morrisville), Jamar Harry (John Jay) and Jerome Alexander (John Jay).


Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.